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- n. The characteristic of being oppressive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being oppressive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of being oppressed
- n. unwelcome burdensome difficulty
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I cannot find another word than "oppressiveness" to describe the sensation wrought upon the audience.
Take steps to liberate yourself from the oppressiveness of keeping up with the Joneses and embrace the joys of a simpler life, a smaller house and the ease of owning and owing less.
As a fourteen-year-old, she wants to make money for clothes and magazines, to slough off the authority of her mother and Peacie, to figure out the puzzle that is boys, and to escape the oppressiveness she sees everywhere in her small town.
Some would argue we had no choice considering the rapacity and oppressiveness of our foe.
In another hour, the sultry oppressiveness steadily increasing and the stark calm still continuing, the barometer had fallen to 29. 70.
One way to mitigate at least the visual oppressiveness of a block-long building is to create a mid-block break, which this project does have, as shown in the photo above.
And perhaps the children of this generation -- or at least many among it -- have been hardened by the general oppressiveness and hostility toward young people in our society that I sometimes think is at least in part an expression of adult envy and resentment, in a culture that worships and even fetishizes youth.
In an article on freewheeling sex on college campuses, Rolling Stone quoted many female students talking about the superficiality and oppressiveness of the scene.
Go ahead, folks — shoot this idea down, so we can all go back to complaining about the oppressiveness of our corporate overlords.
But the mystery and oppressiveness vanished after the first few seconds of waking, when I identified the missing something as the wind.